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dmwong93

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Dragon Fruit in Hawaii? 100+'' rainfall?
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:10:51 PM »
Hi,

I was wondering since DF are cactus/succulent plants, would 100+'' of rainfall in Northern Big Island Hawaii be too much for plant to handle?

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Re: Dragon Fruit in Hawaii? 100+'' rainfall?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 09:33:43 PM »
Grow them in containers

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Re: Dragon Fruit in Hawaii? 100+'' rainfall?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 10:28:00 PM »
Hi,

I was wondering since DF are cactus/succulent plants, would 100+'' of rainfall in Northern Big Island Hawaii be too much for plant to handle?
That amount of rainfall matches closely to what is found in the center of diversity for Hylocereus, northern South America's Ecuador and Colombia.

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Re: Dragon Fruit in Hawaii? 100+'' rainfall?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 11:25:00 PM »
OK, thats for replies

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Re: Dragon Fruit in Hawaii? 100+'' rainfall?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 03:26:55 PM »
I used to live in Hilo where it would rain about 5 nights a week.  There was a homeowner that grew white fleshed DF on his chain link fence and they were really nice and healthy!  The fruits were huge and gorgeous.
I think you'll be OK.

 

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